It’s not so much that we fear change or so in love with the old ways, but it’s that space in between that we fear. It’s like being between trapezes. It’s Linus when his blanket is in the dryer. There’s nothing to hold on to. — who said this??
I found this quote in some sermon notes from 8 years ago. I have no idea what I was reading when I wrote it down. The quote rings so true for me I am kind of surprised I didn’t make it into a poster and put it on my refrigerator.
This is what we are talking about tomorrow at the Daily Bread Yoga Saturday Morning Retreat; Transitions. What the heck do you do with yourself when your favorite blanket is in the dryer, when you have moved and nothing feels like home, or when someone you love has gone away. I know that doesn’t sound much like a yoga class – but it is, trust me.
My 2 year old daughter’s version of a security blanket is her Dora (the Explorer!) pajama dress. She L O V E S it. She is only willing to get dressed in the morning with the promise that once we get home she can immediately put on her Dora pajamas. It kind of drove me crazy at first. Then when I saw how comfortable and relaxed she is in her pajamas I thought, well I kind of would like to get into my bathrobe & slippers, so what’s the big deal? And she’s 2 years old. If that wasn’t difficult enough she has a new baby sister who gets her diaper changed all the time (with no pressure to go on the potty chair) and who gets held and giggled at whenever she makes the tiniest of noises. Obviously Dinah is going through a big old transition in her young life. So, I’ll keep washing the Dora pajamas when she’s not looking and just be grateful that she has Dora the Explorer pajamas in her life to help her feel at home and at ease. Thank God for Dora.
So, this is The Last and Final invitation to come tomorrow. It is really going to be a great morning. 9a.m.-noon. Philo Presbyterian Church. $20. Be there!